Carrot Greens Pesto Recipe, the Herb of the Carrot delicious and ingenious

Carrot herb pesto
Pesto prepared with carrot greens, an extraordinary dip with walnuts.

Hi, I am a German Chef and Food Photographer. The imparting of cooking knowledge is my great passion. Everyone can cook for himself and with this website I would like to contribute to its success. Cooking questions I answer you gladly at the end of the articles. Have fun and good luck!

In this article I would like to introduce you to my extraordinary Carrot Greens Pesto recipe. Holistic cooking without leftovers, this is how ecology works today. The origin of my pesto idea came from the consideration not to dispose the beautiful green of the carrot, but to conjure something great out of it. After all, every rabbit likes this herb and it is just as tasty and digestible for humans. So I made the green into a pesto that can be served with cold as well as warm dishes. I have to say that it surprised me very much: the fine and unique taste is more than convincing, just enough to make you fall in love! So, full carrot power ahead. I wish you good luck!
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1. Pesto with Carrot Greens, my Ingredients

Welcome to the creative kitchen 🙂 This is really great, there are no traditional preparations. So you can use your imagination and experiment with the ingredients. I have chosen these ingredients: As a nutty addition you can vary quite a bit: walnuts, almonds, cashew nuts, sunflower seeds. Garlic yes / no, parmesan yes / no. As oils work: olive oil, walnut oil, safflower oil or rapeseed oil

2. Pesto from Carrot Greens, Preparation

The preparation with the hand blender is very easy. Once the cheese is grated, I put all the ingredients including oil and spices into a blender jug and chop everything up well with a hand blender. Here is a seasonal cooking tip: In spring you can also prepare wild garlic pesto.

3. Where does a Pesto of Carrot Leaves fit?

KArotte while dipping in carrot green pesto
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Delicious spaghetti with carrot green pesto and caramelized tomatoes. Fried carrot green for decoration. It doesn’t get any better than this!

4. Recipe Carrot Greens Pesto


Carrot Greens Pesto Recipe

Carrot greens pesto recipe by Thomas Sixt. Prepare carrot green pesto yourself step by step.

Servings 6 Portions
Calories 244
Total Time 10 Min.
Making your own pesto from carrot green is what I show in this article with step by step instructions and recipe. Professional tips for preparation and ideas for what the pesto goes with are also included. Have fun and good luck!

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Carrot herb pesto
Pesto prepared with carrot greens, an extraordinary dip with walnuts.

Preparation Time

5 Min.

Cook Time

5 Min.


1 bunch carrot greens (green from a bunch of carrots)
60 g parmesan (finely ground)
3 tbs walnut kernels
1/2 pc clove of garlic (or less)
1/2 tsp Salt
4 pinches Pepper
125 ml oliv oil


Remove carrot leaves from the bunch of carrots, rinse under cold water and dab dry. Pluck the cabbage from the stalks.

Finely grated parmesan
Parmesan or pecorino go well together.

Prepare all ingredients. Finely grate the Parmesan cheese or pecorino with the cheese grater.

Chop the walnuts roughly with a knife.

Carrot green pesto ingredients
For the carrot green pesto I like to use walnuts, refined with cheese and olive oil this sauce has the potential to become a favorite dip. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer Camera EOS RP

Put carrot green, grated cheese, chopped walnuts, salt, pepper in the blender jug.

finely diced garlic cloves
Peeled fresh garlic and finely diced the cloves

Add some finely chopped garlic.

Carrot green pesto in a blender
Freshly made carrot green pesto photographed from above in a blender. © Thomas Sixt Food Photographer

Put the olive oil in the blender jug. Chop all the ingredients in the blender jug with a hand blender. Season the pesto to taste.

Carrot herb pesto
Pesto prepared with carrot greens, an extraordinary dip with walnuts.

Serve the pesto with raw vegetables, bread or hot food. Bon appetit!

5. Calories (kcal) and Nutritional Values

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